Friday 15 March 2019
Upcoming Events: Dear Parent/Carer
I want to let you know that Sixth Form students from KES Academy were joined by students from both Springwood Sixth Form, College of West Anglia, Labour representative Jo Rust and members of KLimate Concern today to strike in support of Fridays For Future, a global movement to raise awareness of climate change and put pressure on Government to update their environmental legislation.
Tuesday 19th March
Harvey Luker, 17, organiser of the strike said “it is of great importance to highlight these issues as they are key to our generation’s future. It shouldn’t just be a young people’s issue - it is everyone’s issue.”
Monday 18th March Barcelona Trip update
20th March 2019 Transition MeetingY6 4-5pm
Thursday 28th March 6th Form Fundraising Bingo night
Tuesday 2nd April Y12 Parents Evening 4-7pm
Friday 5th April Y11 Prom fundraising bake sale at break
Our calendar for events is online: Term dates for 2018/19 can be found on our website
As an academy we completely support our pupil’s right to free speech around this issue. As teachers and parents we know that climate change is a major concern moving forward and have asked the pupils organising this event to speak in assemblies next week to explain the issues to the rest of the students at KES. Students also intend to set up an Eco Council to continue working with the school on environmental issues. Over 50 students stood outside the school on Gaywood Road, next to one of the busiest roads in King’s Lynn, with recycled placards and shared their message with members of the passing public. Other pupils were allowed to support their older peers from within the safety of the school environment.. Tuesday next week is Diploma Day when a number of key inputs will be presented to students in assemblies from outside speakers, including Norfolk Constabulary. These include CEOP—Child Exploitation & Online Protection, Knife Crime Awareness and County Lines. In addition, we have had representatives from The Matthew Project in school today. It is really important that we support students to understand the world in which we live, highlighting issues of importance and educating them so they can make informed decisions. Kevin Blakey Acting Principal
Year 7—Mr Gay GOOD NEWS This week has seen me involved in quite a few meetings in regard to Year 7. These meetings have involved ALT (Academy Leadership Team) and Trust Members. I have been blown away with the feedback from senior members of staff on their thoughts of Year 7. The general feeling is that year 7 have set the standard for the rest of the school in terms of behaviour, uniform and general manners in the Academy. This was also mentioned in assembly by Mr Ward who said they entered the centre the best he had seen this year. Myself, Mr Robinson, Mrs Gedge and now Mrs Dixon, are so proud of our year group and can I just give you all a pat on the back, as Year 7 students come to school ready and wanting to learn. Friday saw our Year 7 games football take part in a 5 a side tournament at KES. With the girls keen to play football we ended up with 3 teams, which is a great testament to how passionate the girls in this year are to sport. It was also nice to see the girls wear a kit by the late Steve Massingham (great KES man). Standout performances were Brooke Tyler and Lyla Lockwood but all the girls did us proud. UPCOMING EVENTS Monday – Development team vs Downham (A) Tuesday – Netball vs Springwood (H) Wednesday – A team vs Terrington (H) -2:30 kick off Thursday – A team vs Springwood (A) STUDY TIP OF THE WEEK Pick one subject this week that you are going to produce your best piece of work in. ASSEMBLY THEME E-Safety – Mr Ward “Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented then you know, and capable of more than you imagine.”
ATTENDANCE 7G 7R 7E REWARDS Charlotte Clark Egor Zaleskis Jessica Milnes Lily-Mae Doherty Precious MintahBaah Nikola Makowska James Snowden Diana Droppova Mata Riabovas Vinny Marchetti
Year 8—Mrs Nicholls
8R 8D 8E REWARDS Nikitas Cobuscean Erin Morphus Anastasija Kroviakva Nikolina Sladzevska Violeta Olehnovica Kenzie Gittins Phoebe Chamberlain Katie Sharp Joseph Bailey Paulina Sanduta Svet Petrov
Whilst the majority of the year group are very well presented with good uniform, please can I remind you that if there is a reason why your child cannot wear uniform for a short period of time whilst replacements are found (eg. Shoes broken, trousers ripped), a note should be provided by yourselves with the reason. Academy uniform, jewellery and make up expectations can be found on the school website. The Safeguarding Team would like to pass on their thanks to Ethan Archer. ASSEMBLY THEME E-safety – Mr Ward.
Year 9—Dr Tadikonda Our Assembly this week was on an extremely relevant subject for young people about ‘E safety’ by Mr Ward and pointed students in the direction of how to keep themselves safe and the Do’s and Don’ts of using media.
ATTENDANCE 9K 9G 9W REWARDS Maddison Long Dominika Lukasevic Scarlett Martin Jennifer Miller Millie Milnes Alekandrs Orlovs Kelvin Silva Samanta Springe Simeon Vonk Savanna Whitehouse Lean Wightman Alex Withers
Equipment Check Again a reminder that pupils must come well prepared for lessons with all the correct equipment. Students should bring the following in: a pencil case, two pens, a pencil, a ruler, a rubber, a pencil sharpener, a compass, a protractor, a calculator and coloured pencils. Uniform There still continues to be a few issues with pupils not coming in correct uniform. Details of the appropriateness of the uniform can be found on the school website. It has also come to my attention that a number of pupils have nose piercing. This is against the school uniform policy and has the potential for causing injury, in particular in PE. All piercing therefore need to be removed. Thank you for continuing to support the school on the Mobile Policy. I am sure this is going to have a positive impact on the engagement in lessons and negate some of the social issues around the use of phones among young people. With any issues related to your child’s welfare please contact Ms Sally Nurse who is our new Student Support Leader for Year 9, in the first instance at: Sally.firstname.lastname@example.org
Year 10—Mr Chung ATTENDANCE News Next Tuesday we have important presentations from the police to help with our student’s awareness of knife crimes and problems in the county to do with the increase of the use of illegal substances. Sometimes as a parent/carer you feel you just want to wrap your child up and protect them from harm. But what the police are coming in to do is very real and very important. The more information the students have the better chance they have of making the right “informed” choices. STUDY TIP OF THE WEEK There is more scientific proof that children respond better to praise. Next week be prepared I will be sending out praise letters and cards to students that have worked well. NEXT WEEK’S ASSEMBLY There will be no assembly due to the talks by the Police but the following week my assembly will be “ do the right thing and study”
10R 10K 10E REWARDS Robert Addis Nell Ashworth Bobby Brame Tinishia Carter Eliya Ganea Ruby Kirby Olivia Sharp Ellen Skerritt Ema Tomkova Evan Waling
Year 11—Mr Waring Exams That is it; the final mock exams are over and I am very pleased to say, your children have worked really hard over the last few weeks. The mock exams will now be marked and analysed, weak points identified and discussed with each student and extra lessons/interventions put in place by teaching staff, all to give students that final push to success. Their next set of exams will be GCSE exams which start in earnest on 14th May, leaving just 30 school days in order to do as much revision as possible. So as a parent, how can you help? You need to ensure your child is in every school day and on time, encourage them to attend every extra lesson offered, that when they revise at home, they get a good work rest balance, have plenty of sleep and are eating as sensibly as possible. With your support and schools extra study sessions, they will hopefully finish with a good set of GCSE results. Attendance Once again our attendance as a year group improved which is fantastic news, but can I just remind you, all year 11 students need to attend 100% of the time, as they work towards their final exams and if you need to keep them off school, a medical note will be required upon their return please. Leavers Hoodies These are still available to order, remember the closing date is the 5th April and we must sell at least 100 if we are to get them at the fantastic price of £26 each.
ATTENDANCE 11D 11W 11B
Year 11 Prom Fundraiser On Friday, April 26th we will be holding a Horse Racing Night to try and raise funds for the Year 11 Prom Committee. Tickets will be available soon and more details will follow in subsequent parent bulletins. At the moment we are looking for local businesses who would like to sponsor races in the event. For the cost of £20 you will have your business name in the event programme and mentioned in all adverts for the event. If you, or anyone you know, would like to support the efforts of the Year 11 students in raising funds for their prom by sponsoring a race, please contact Mrs Hawkins on email@example.com or by calling the school and she will be in touch with more details. Thanks in advance from Year 11!
Take Your Place I wanted to let you all know that Take Your Place now have a really helpful website made for parents to learn more about Higher Education (University and Degree Apprenticeships). This includes information, links and Upcoming Eventsvideos on student finance, mental health & wellbeing, accommodation and much more! https://parents.takeyourplace.ac.uk/ If you would like to put forward some suggestions for improvements, please feel free to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org Kind Regards Michael Orange Higher Education Champion
MFL Stars of the Week A huge well done to the following students who have done really well in languages last week!! Year 7 – Matas Riabovas 7E Year 8 – Katie Sharp 8A Year 9 – Savanna Whitehouse 9W Year 10 – Chloe Kerrison 10D Year 11- Hally Grimshaw 11K Sixth Form – Melissa Tham 13JJW Chinese Club: we are Celebrating Mothers' day. Come along to make little clay owls. Wednesday 20th March at LUNCH TIME in D10! Bring your Lunch!
Forthcoming Events Monday 18th March U12B Football Downham Tuesday 19th March U13/15 Football Springwood (A) Rearranged netball U12/U14 KLA (H) U14 Girls Hockey Terrington (H) Wed 20th March U13 Rugby Langley (A) U12 Football Terrington (H) U16 Football Wymondham (H) Thursday 21st March Year 11 Moderation U14 Rugby Langley (A) U12/U14 Football Springwood (H) U14 Boys Hockey Wisbech Grammar (A) REMINDER Basketball Club for all years EVERY Thursday 3- 4.15
PE THEORY STARS OF THE WEEK Harvey Long—Yr9 Josh Cropley—Yr10 Mason Tran—Yr11
KES Academy Friends need you! Sunday 24th Mars is our first Car Boot of the year. We are raising money for the Academy and we would love if you could join us by giving a couple of hours of your time.
See Miss Anton in D10 for more information.